A few months back I explored the region of Liguria in Italy and had a fabulous time. You can read more about it here.
I stayed with my friends in San Bartolomeo and visited Genova for a few hours from there. If there’s one thing I can say after spending time in this historic port city, it is that I FELL IN LOVE WITH GENOVA….!! The city is famous for spectacular views of the sea from it’s endless line of Palazzi. And in winter, Genova has a mild climate and was pleasant to walk around.
But most of all…..this vibrant city smells amazing!! And maybe the food is what pulled me to Genova the most. What to do and see in Genova simply revolves around delicious food.
Every corner of this city speaks food. Whether it is the mouth watering focaccia (needs no introduction), heaps of farinata (flatbread made of chickpea, water and olive oil) or the fresh seafood. What also caught my attention were the city’s historic shops and it’s rugged streets. If you don’t already know, the colorful Genova is also historically very important because it is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus!
Let me take you through a photo tour around and show the city of Genova!
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If there is one thing I've learnt from my Italian travels it's that there is a surprise waiting at every corner!! Whether it's the tiniest street, an unbelievable view of the sea, a historic Bar/Cafè or a magnificent Palazzo like this one!!🙌✨ This is Palazzo San Giorgio from the 13th century. It was used as a prison for a long time until it became home to Bank of Saint George / Ufficio di San Georgio. These colors on the picture are real, no editing! 😲🤩
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🔊🔊Another city that remains off the tourist track but deserves attention is Genova (Genoa). The sights, smells and colors of this city will get you curious! Genova is a heaven for food lovers! And then every other alley is worth photographing. (like this one) The city is also one of the busiest port of Europe 😍⚓🚢💜 . . . . #italophilia #whatitalyis #yallersitalia #visititalia #prettylittleitaly #loves_madeinitaly #streetsofitaly #street_perfection #street_vision #awesomeglobe #loves_united_liguria #loves_united_Italia #huntgramitaly #kings_shots #genoacity #italian_places #genova #genoaitaly #igersgenova #liguriagram #lamialiguria #liguria_super_pics #ig_liguria #browsingitaly #italytravel #traveltoitaly #trottermag #exploreitaly #winterinitaly #marchwomen
If you have a few hours….
What to See in Genova:
- Piazza de Ferrari
- Palazzo San Giorgio
- Palazzo Reale
- Port of Genova
- Piazza dei Trugoli di Santa Brigida
- Cathedral of San Lorenzo
- Le Strade Nuove
Don’t come with any agenda except to wander and eat. If you have a few days to spare, read this blog post by Slow Italy and find yourself uncovering the city layer by layer.
Where to Eat in Genova:
- Cantiere Goloso for delicious Focaccia: Piazza delle Fontane Marose 5
- Sà Pesta for a no frills service and sumptuous farinata: Via dei Giustiniani, 16/R
- Bar Cavo for coffee: Via Balbi, 169 r
- Pasticceria Klainguti for more coffee and pastries: Piazza di Soziglia, 98
- Gelateria Profumo: Vico Superiore del Ferro, 14
Eat anything with the word “PESTO” in it guys….!!! But avoid the area around the San Lorenzo Cathedral which is costlier than most.
My two cents on this gorgeous city is dedicated to the #DolceVitaBloggers tribe a.k.a Kelly, Jasmine and Kristie. Every month there is a different topic for us Italophiles to write on and this month’s topic is our own version of Dolce Vita. This post was my version of Dolce Vita so I hope you enjoyed this little piece of Genova through me!
I know that there’s only so much you can see in a few hours, but I still managed a lot I think. Someday, I hope to return to this wildly underrated and fascinating city.
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Ishita is an Indian Blogger who is in love with all things Italian. Every year, Ishita seek’s new experiences and destinations in Italy; from the southernmost tip of Sicilia to the Northern most parts of Piemonte.
Ishita works and lives in Delhi.